In most gift-bearing and/or date-like circumstances, you can never go wrong with a good bottle of wine. After all, who doesn't love wine?
But, what kind do you get? You don't want to show up with your Trader Joe's Chucky Shaw, because most of your friends are bound to know you've shelled out no more than three dollars.
So that's why we've picked out these options recommended by wine aficionados from all over that aren't only good quality, but still decently priced and have an interesting backstory so you too can act like know what you're talking about (or at the very least pretend like you do).